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CHEERFULNESS.—I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad.-Shakespeare.

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

A cheerful temper joined with innocence will make beauty attractive, knowledge delightful, and wit good-natured. It will lighten sickness, poverty, and affliction; convert ignorance into an amiable simplicity, and render deformity itself agreeable.-Addison.

Oh, give us the man who sings at his work-Carlyle.

The highest wisdom is continual cheerfulness; such a state, like the region above the moon, is always clear and serene.—Montaigne.

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance-the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it better, will persevere in it longer, than the sad or sullen.-Carlyle.

Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and the laughter abundant.-Washington Irving.

Cheerfulness is as natural to the heart of a man in strong health, as color to his cheek; and wherever there is habitual gloom, there must be either bad air, unwholesome food, improperly severe labor, or erring habits of life.-Ruskin.

Be cheerful always. There is no path but will be easier traveled, no load but will be lighter, no shadow on heart and brain but will lift sooner for a person of determined cheerfulness.

Get into the habit of looking for the silver lining of the cloud, and, when you have found it, continue to look at it, rather than at the leaden gray in the middle. It will help you over many hard places.-Willitts.

To be free-minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meals, and of sleep, and of exercise, is one of the best precepts of long-lasting.-Bacon.

A light heart lives long.-Shakespeare. Cheerfulness is health; its opposite, melancholy, is disease.-Haliburton.

If my heart were not light, I would die.-Joanna Baillie.

If the soul be happily disposed everything becomes capable of affording entertainment, and distress will almost want a name.-Goldsmith.

The true source of cheerfulness is benevolence. The soul that perpetually overflows with kindness and sympathy will always be cheerful.-P. Godwin.

Climate has much to do with cheerfulness, but nourishing food, a good digestion, and good health much more.A. Rhodes.

If good people would but make their goodness agreeable, and smile instead of frowning in their virtue, how many would they win to the good cause.Usher.

An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.Fuller.

God is glorified, not by our groans but by our thanksgivings; and all good thought and good action claim a natural alliance with good cheer.-E. P. Whipple.

I have always preferred cheerfulness to mirth. The former is an act, the latter a habit of the mind. Mirth is short and transient; cheerfulness, fixed and permanent. Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment. Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity.-Addison.

You have not fulfilled every duty unless you have fulfilled that of being cheerful and pleasant.-C. Buxton.

If I can put one touch of a rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.-G. Macdonald.

Be cheerful: do not brood over fond hopes unrealized until a chain is fastened on each thought and wound around the heart. Nature intended you to be the fountain-spring of cheerfulness and social life, and not the monument of despair and melancholy.-A. Helps.

Burdens become light when cheerfully borne.-Ovid.

The habit of looking on the best side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a year.-Johnson.

The cheerful live longest in years,

and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the offshoot of goodness.Bovce.

The mind that is cheerful at present will have no solicitude for the future, and will meet the bitter occurrences of life with a smile.-Horace.

Cheerful looks make every dish a feast; and it is that which crowns a welcome.-Massinger.

Every one must have felt that a cheerful friend is like a sunny day, which sheds its brightness on all around; and most of us can, as we choose, make of this world either a palace or a prison.Sir J. Lubbock.

There is no greater every-day virtue than cheerfulness. This quality in man among men is like sunshine to the day, or gentle renewing moisture to parched herbs. The light of a cheerful face diffuses itself, and communicates the happy spirit that inspires it. The sourest temper must sweeten in the atmosphere of continuous good humor.

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, altogether past calculation its powers of endurance. Efforts, to be permanently useful, must be uniformly joyous,- -a spirit all sunshine, graceful from very gladness, beautiful because bright.-Carlyle.

You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people.-Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others?-Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.-L. M. Child.

To be happy, the temperament must be cheerful and gay, not gloomy and melancholy.-A propensity to hope and joy, is real riches; one to fear and sorrow, is real poverty.-Hume.

To make knowledge valuable, you Imust have the cheerfulness of wisdom. Goodness smiles to the last.-Emerson.

Every time a man smiles, and much more when he laughs, it adds something to his fragment of life.-Sterne.

Not having enough sunshine is what ails the world.-Make people happy, and there will not be half the quarreling, or a tenth part of the wickedness there now is.-L. M. Child.

Cheerfulness is a friend to grace; it puts the heart in tune to praise God,

and so honors religion by proclaiming to the world that we serve a good master.-Be serious, yet cheerful.-Rejoice in the Lord always.-Watson.

Always look out for the sunlight the Lord sends into your days. Hope Campbell.

CHILDREN.-Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity.-Bovee. Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.-Milton.

The child is father of the man.Wordsworth.

I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing, when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.-Dickens.

The clew of our destiny, wander where we will, lies at the foot of the cradle.Richter.

The interests of childhood and youth are the interests of mankind.-Janes.

Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow the wholesome warmth necessary to make the heart-blood circulate healthily and freely; unhappiness-the chilling pressure which produces here an inflammation, there an excrescence, and, worst of all, "the mind's green and yellow sickness"-ill temper.-Bray.

Children have more need of models than of critics.-Joubert.

If I were asked what single qualification was necessary for one who has the care of children, I should say patience— patience with their tempers, with their understandings, with their progress. It is not brilliant parts or great acquirements which are necessary for teachers, but patience to go over first principles again and again; steadily to add a little every day; never to be irritated by wilful or accidental hinderance.

Beware of fatiguing them by illjudged exactness.-If virtue offers itself to the child under a melancholy and constrained aspect, while liberty and license present themselves under an agreeable form, all is lost, and your labor is in vain.-Fenelon.

Children sweeten labors, but they make misfortunes more bitter.-They increase the cares of life, but they mitigate the remembrance of death.-Bacon.

In bringing up a child, think of its old age.-Joubert.

Some one says, "Boys will be boys' he forgot to add, Boys will be men.'

The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother.-Bonaparte.

The interests of childhood and youth are the interests of mankind.-Janes.

When parents spoil their children, it is less to please them than to please themselves. It is the egotism of parental love.

Good Christian people, here lies for you an inestimable loan;-take all heed thereof, in all carefulness employ it. With high recompense, or else with heavy penalty, will it one day be required back.-Carlyle.

Your little child is your only true democrat-Mrs. Stowe.

Call not that man wretched, who, whatever ills he suffers, has a child to love.-Southey.

I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children; and what an inhuman world, without the aged.-Coleridge.

What gift has Providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children?-Cicero.

God sends children for another purpose than merely to keep up the raceto enlarge our hearts; and to make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affections; to give our souls higher aims; to call out all our faculties to extended enterprise and exertion; and to bring round our firesides bright faces, happy smiles, and loving, tender hearts. -My soul blesses the great Father, every day, that he has gladdened the carth with little children.-Mary Howitt.

Be ever gentle with the children God has given you.-Watch over them constantly; reprove them earnestly, but not in anger. In the forcible language of Scripture, "Be not bitter against them." "Yes-they are good boys," said a kind father. "I talk to them much, but I do not beat my children: the world will beat them."-It was a beautiful thought, though not elegantly expressed. -Burritt.

Childhood has no forebodings; but

then it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow.-George Eliot.

Children are God's apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope and peace.-J. R. Lowell.

A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child.Longfellow.

Blessed be the hand that prepares a pleasure for a child, for there is no saying when and where it may bloom forth. -Jerrold.

You cannot teach a child to take care of himself unless you will let him try to take care of himself. He will make mistakes; and out of these mistakes will come his wisdom.-H. W. Beecher.

Of nineteen out of twenty things in children, take no special notice; but if, as to the twentieth, you give a direction or command, see that you are obeyed.Tryon Edwards.

An infallible way to make your child miserable, is to satisfy all his demands. -Passion swells by gratification; and the impossibility of satisfying every one of his wishes will oblige you to stop short at last after he has become headstrong.-Home.

With children we must mix gentleness with firmness.-They must not always have their own way, but they must not always be thwarted.-If we never have headaches through rebuking them, we shall have plenty of heartaches when they grow up.-Be obeved at all costs; for if you yield up your authority once. you will hardly get it again.—Spurgeon.

Children generally hate to be idle.All the care then should be, that their busy humor should be constantly employed in something that is of use to them-Locke.

Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?-Epictetus.

The child's grief throbs against its little heart as heavily as the man's sorrow; and the one finds as much delight in his kite or drum, as the other in striking the springs of enterprise, or soaring on the wings of fame.-E. H. Chapin.

Children are very nice observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern

children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.-Fenelon.

Childhood and genius have the same master-organ in common-inquisitiveness. Let childhood have its way, and as it began where genius begins, it may find what genius finds.-Bulwer.

If a boy is not trained to endure, and to bear trouble, he will grow up a girl; and a boy that is a girl has all a girl's weakness without any of her regal qualities. A woman, made out of a woman, is God's noblest work; a woman made out of a man is his meanest.-H. W. Beecher.

Who feels injustice; who shrinks before a slight; who has a sense of wrong so acute, and so glowing a gratitude for kindness, as a generous boy?-Thack


The first duty to children is to make them happy. If you have not made them so, you have wronged them.-No other good they may get can make up for that.-Buxton.

In the man whose childhood has known caresses and kindness, there is always a fibre of memory that can be touched to gentle issues.-George Eliot.

Be very vigilant over thy child in the April of his understanding, lest the frost of May nip his blossoms.-While he is a tender twig, straighten him; whilst he is a new vessel, season him; such as thou makest him, such commonly shalt thou find him.-Let his first lesson be obedience, and his second shall be what thou wilt.-Quarles.

I do not like punishments.-You will never torture a child into duty;-but a sensible child will dread the frown of a judicious mother more than all the rods, dark rooms, and scolding school-mistresses in the universe.-H. K. White.

We step not over the threshold of childhood till we are led by love.-L. E. Landon.

When a child can be brought to tears, not from fear of punishment, but from repentance for his offence, he needs no chastisement.-When the tears begin to flow from grief at one's own conduct, be sure there is an angel nestling in the bosom.-A. Mann.

Children are not so much to be taught as to be trained.-To teach a

child is to give him ideas; to train him is to enable him to reduce those ideas to practice.-H. W. Beecher.

It always grieves me to contemplate the initiation of children into the ways of life when they are scarcely more than infants.-It checks their confidence and simplicity, two of the best qualities that heaven gives them, and demands that they share our sorrows before they are capable of entering into our enjoyments. -Dickens.

All the gestures of children are graceful; the reign of distortion and unnatural attitudes commences with the introduction of the dancing master-Sir J. Reynolds.

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. By these tendrils we clasp it and climb thitherward.-We never half know them, nor can we in this world.-H. W. Beecher.

Beware," said Lavater, "of him who hates the laugh of a child."-"I love God and little children," was the simple yet sublime sentiment of Richter.—Mrs. Sigourney.

He had the rare quality of not only loving but respecting childhood-its innocence, its keen sense of justice, its passionate and yet sensitive affections.Mulock.

Where there is a houseful of children, one or two of the eldest may be restricted, and the youngest ruined by indulgence; but in the midst, some are, as it were, forgotten, who many times, nevertheless, prove the best.-Bacon.

In praising or loving a child, we love and praise not that which is, but that which we hope for.-Goethe.

The smallest children are nearest to God, as the smallest planets are nearest the sun-Richter.

Above all things endeavor to breed them up in the love of virtue, and that holy plain way of it which we have lived in, that the world in no part of it get into my family. I had rather they were homely, than finely bred as to outward behavior; yet I love sweetness mixed with gravity, and cheerfulness tempered with sobriety.-Penn to his wife.

Better be driven out from among men, than to be disliked by children.-Dana. The true idea of self-restraint is to

let a child venture.-The mistakes of children are often better than their nomistakes.-H. W. Beecher.

Just as the twig is bent, the tree is inclined.-Pope.

The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to lose time in order to gain it.-Rousseau.

The tasks set to children should be moderate. Over-exertion is hurtful both physically and intellectually, and even morally. But it is of the utmost importance that they should be made to fulfil all their tasks correctly and punctually. This will train them for an exact and conscientious discharge of their duties in after life.-Hare.

Heaven lies about us in our infancy. -Wordsworth.

The plays of natural lively children are the infancy of art.-Children live in a world of imagination and feeling.They invest the most insignificant object with any form they please, and see in it whatever they wish to Oehlenschlager.


As the vexations men receive from their children hasten the approach of age, and double the force of years, so the comforts they reap from them are balm to all their sorrows, and disappoint the injuries of time. Parents repeat their lives in their offspring; and their esteem for them is so great, that they feel their sufferings and taste their enjoyments as much as if they were their own.-R. Palmer.

Childhood has no forebodings; but then it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow.-George Eliot.

Children are excellent physiognomists, and soon discover their real friends.Luttrell calls them all lunatics, and so in fact they are.-What is childhood but a series of happy delusions?-Sydney Smith.

Let all children remember, if ever they are weary of laboring for their parents, that Christ labored for his; if impatient of their commands, that Christ cheerfully obeyed; if reluctant to provide for their parents, that Christ forgot himself and provided for his mother amid the agonies of the crucifixion. The affectionate language of this divine example to every child is, "Go thou and do likewise."-Dwight.

They who have to educate children should keep in mind that boys are to become men, and that girls are to become women. The neglect of this momentous consideration gives us a race of moral hermaphrodites.-Hare.

In the long course of my legal profession, I have met with several sons who had, in circumstance of difficulty, abandoned their fathers; but never did I meet with a father that would not cheerfully part with his last shilling to save or bless his son.-David Daggett.

Whether it be for good or evil, the education of the child is principally derived from its own observation of the actions, words, voice, and looks of those with whom it lives.-The friends of the young, then, cannot be too circumspect in their presence to avoid every and the least appearance of evil.-Jebb.

Children do not know how their parents love them, and they never will till the grave closes over those parents, or till they have children of their own.— Cooke.

Where children are, there is the golden age.-Novalis.

Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to a man; youth never.-Mrs. Jameson.

CHIVALRY.-The age of chivalry has gone, and one of calculators and economists has succeeded.-Burke.

The age of chivlary is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth.-Charles Kingsley.

Collision is as necessary to produce virtue in men, as it is to elicit fire in inanimate matter; and so chivalry is of the essence of virtue.-Russell,

CHOICE. The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes and finds good in what he has chosen.-Lamb.

Be ignorance thy choice where knowledge leads to woe.-Beattie.

Life often presents us with a choice of evils rather than of good.-Colton. God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose.-Emerson.

Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable. -Pythagoras.

Between two evils, choose neither; be

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